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Materia Medica by Allen



BORAX

(borx)

BIB ORATE OF SODA

Dread of downward motion in nearly all complaints.

Great anxiety from downward motion; when laying the child down on a couch or in the crib, cries and clings to the nurse; when rocking, dancing, swinging; GOING DOWN STAIRS, OR RAPIDLY DOWN HILL; horseback-riding (compare, Sank.).

Children awake suddenly, screaming and grasping sides of cradle, without apparent cause (Apis, Cina, Stram.).

EXCESSIVELY NERVOUS, easily frightened by the slightest noise or an unusual sharp sound, a cough, sneeze, a cry, lighting a match, etc. (Asar., Calad.).

Hair becomes frowsy and tangled; splits, sticks together at the tips; if these bunches are cut off, they form again, cannot be combed smooth (Fluor, ac, Lyc, Psor., Tub.).

Eyelashes: loaded with dry, gummy exudation; agglutinated in morning; turn inward and inflame the eye, especially at outer canthus; tendency to "wild hairs."

Nostrils crusty, inflamed; tip of nose shining red; RED NOSES OF YOUNG WOMEN.

Stoppage of r. nostril, or first r. then left with constant blowing of nose (Am. c, Lac. c, Mag. m.).

APHTHAE: in the mouth, on the tongue, inside of the cheek; easily bleeding when eating or touched; prevents child from nursing; with hot mouth, dryness and thirst (Ars.) ; cracked and bleeding tongue (Arum) ; salivation, especially during dentition.

Aphthous sore mouth; is worse from touch; eating salty or sour food; of old people, often from plate of teeth (Alumen).

Child has frequent urination and screams before urine passes (Lys., Sanic, Sars.)

Leucorrhcea: profuse, albuminous, starchy, with sensation as if warm water were flowing down; for two weeks between the catamenia (compare, Bov., Con.).

Skin: unhealthy, slight injuries suppurate (Calend., Hep., Mer., Sil.).

 

Relation
Borax follows: Calc, Psor., Sanic, .Sulph.

Is followed: by, Ars., Bry., Lyc, Phos., Sil.

Incompatible: should not be used before or after, Acetic acid, vinegar, wine.

 

Aggravation
DOWNWARD MOTION; from sudden slight noises; smoking, which may bring on diarrhoea; damp, cold weather; before urinating.

 

Amelioration
Pressure; holding painful side with hand.